Canauba palm, Acacia Senegal and waxes
to deliver extreme length, volume and definition to lashes while the bold new brush
complex helps to boost and define the lashes from root to tip. The formula also contains rosemary extract to help condition the
lashes and an eye brightening pearl complex
to give lashes a deep, intense hue that helps
illuminate the eye area so it appears lighter.
to eyeshadows and lipliners, in what will
surely cause concern in this usually most
buoyant of categories.
Italian consumers have been treated to
a plethora of new products including some
notable ones, which have come from homegrown brands.
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Following the recent trend for BB
creams, Collistar (The Bolton Group) recently released Magica BB Absolute Perfection,
Energy+Brightness SPF20, which is designed to be practical and easy to use. The
cream combines anti-aging ingredients with
brightness enhancing properties to even
and brighten the complexion for a youthful look. The product has three anti-aging
ingredients designed to target the first signs
of wrinkles. Lichi extracted from the fruit of
the lichi tree, which has been growing in
China for thousands of years, is known for
its multi-protective properties against oxidative stress and photo-aging, which it combats by reducing the inflammatory reaction
Slip Sliding Away
The news was even worse in Italy as Unipro
reported a decline for the whole category of
5.1% to about $1.17 billion, although there
was promising news in the form of make-up
packs which gained a staggering 21.4% in the
past year to account for $62 million worth of
sales. Facial cosmetic sales were down 1.6%,
however, and there was more dismal news
for eye products and lip products which each
took a tumble of 2.8% in the past 12 months.
Aside from makeup packs, all other sub-sec-
tors in Italy were in decline from foundations
after exposure to UV rays. Oligopeptide
20 promotes the growth of new skin cells
stimulating the synthesis of elastin and col-
lagen therefore counteracting the formation
of wrinkles and fine lines. Finally trehalose,
a sugar found in organisms exposed to high
temperatures, incorporates water molecules
into its structure then releases them as they
are required responding to climate changes.
The product comes in two shades and is
suitable for all skin types.
Boom or Bust?
SymphonyIRI Spain had no rosy tinted
news to report in the Spanish market—sales
there were even more dire than in other
places, as sales plunged 9.8% to about $524
million in the past year. There were also declines in volume terms with a slide of 6.2%,
and the category accounting for 46. 6 million
units sold. All sub-sectors, right across the
board, recorded a slip in value and volume
terms. Eye, lip and facial cosmetics dropped